St Croix Series
In February 2020 Virginia was invited to St. Croix to be an Artist in Residence at the Caribbean Museum for the Arts in Frederiksted. She was immediately inspired by the lush landscape and its interplay with the ever-changing Caribbean Sea. Simultaneously Virginia watched huge cruise ships dock as the COVID pandemic emerged. During the residency she started 8 paintings inspired by St. Croix landscape and the emerging pandemic. The paintings traveled from St. Croix to her Winter studio in Puerto Rico, which was severely affected by the 6.4 earthquake and then back to her home in Western Massachusetts, where Covid-19 was in full swing. During this time she continued to work on all eight 20″x20″ paintings as a group. With the St. Croix series Virginia is inscribing all the physical and emotional happenings of this period deep into the complex layers of the canvas and thus transforms them into a meditative vision of this century defining time.